27 November 2015     Festivals  Awards 

XXII International Art Festival and Competition "Stars of Prague" gathered in the Czech capital from 1 to 5 November 450 participants from over 10 countries. Groups and soloists from Armenia (Yerevan), Bulgaria (Razlog, Dobrich, Plovdiv), Belarus (Pinsk, Lida, Minsk), Czech Republic (Prague), India (Surat), Indonesia (Yogyakarta), Latvia (Riga), Lithuania (Kaunas ), Ukraine (Dnipropetrovsk), Russia (Moscow region, St. Petersburg, Vsevolozhsk, Stavropol, Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk) competed in seven age groups (6 to 50 years old).

The skills of the participants were evaluated by an international jury during the performances in each discipline and competition in each age category in 10-point system. The results of the singing and dancing folklore festival and competition were summed at the end of all competition and festival performances.

All participants were awarded with certificates for participation, diplomas for winners of first, second and third place winner of the Grand Prix and medals in Vienna and Prague.

The ensembles and groups with more than 3 performers, received a large bowl or trophy from  the festival and diploma. Soloists and duets were rewarded with a small cup or trophy in Vienna and Prague and diploma.

Absolute and undisputed winner of the festival became a folk ensemble SANGGAR KESENIAN Aceh Universitas from Yogyakarta (Indonesia), which was deservedly awarded the Grand Prix and Diploma. All teachers, choreographers and directors also received diplomas of the festival.

The next, 13th edition of the International Competition and Festival "Stars of Prague", will be held from 29 March to 1 April 2016 in Prague.